Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do you ever need things to really look forward to?

I suppose I am like a little girl in that way. I need things to have on my mind to look forward to. My friend, Steviewren, is starting a post card swap and that sounds like such a cool thing. Click on her neat blue picture to the right. Several of us are going to start doing some art on some post card paper and send them to each other. I think that sounds fun.

If you would like to get details and join us just get with her at her blog. It will come up when you click on her picture. She's very artistic and always is coming up with neat ideas. As the summer draws to an end there will be the holidays to look forward to, but sometimes they make me a little blue. My mother died right before Christmas in 1978 and ever since then I can't help but think of my emotions that sad Christmas. When I went to clean out the things in her apartment she had her little Christmas tree up and had purchased my Christmas card. We loved watching all the Christmas specials together when I was growing up. I guess I shouldn't be sad. I believe that we'll be celebrating His birthday, but my mother will be worshipping Him in person.

Since I'm talking about looking forward to things, what could there be any better to look forward to then to know Our King is Coming!

11 comments:

Betsy said...

I'm going to do this postcard swap, too! Sounds fun! Sounds like you have some wonderful memories of your mother!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

My hubby's parents both passed in the fall time and he absolutely detests the fall, even after 40yrs. My dad passed on August 12th and I always feel so sad in August. When you love a parent you just can't help it. It brings back memories that are sad for US. They are having a wonderful time with the Lord and I know don't want us to be sad, they want us to celebrate with them. After 30+ yrs I still cry over my dad being gone. I really miss him. My heart feels for your heart Trish.
I like to look forward to things too. Mostly things that will bring our boys and their families together for a celebration. We have a good time together!
Hugs, Sherry

Sandy said...

OH, that is a hard thing when ones' mom dies, especially around holidays....Lost mine in 1985, not long after Christmas...

THe post card swap sounds like a great idea, but not sure I would have time to join in, although I would like to.
I love your new banner picture..What a doll.

Technonana said...

Postcard swap is a great Idea!!
Yes, Yes, looking forward to the day that Christ splits the Eastern sky!!

MuseSwings said...

Your story about your mom several posts ago showed us what an amazing woman she was and what a close bond you had and still have to treasure.

I'm looking forward to the postcard swap too! It sounds like great fun.

Strider said...

Amen....but until then, we press on in the faith!

drama mama said...

I don't think you're preachy at all! I love all your comments and encouragement!

Thanks so much for the support!

A Woman Who is: said...

What a great new pic of your Puddin Toes on your header. She has such a sweet spirit about her in every picture I have seen.

There is a whole lot of looking forward to I have found when the next generation makes their appearance on the planet!

Lavinia said...

I am getting excited about the postcard swap too! I like this post, you are right....I am never so happy as when I have something to look forward to. Whether a special ocassion in a few days, or a trip some months away....

When you write about your love for your mother it is always so sweet.....

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Hi Nana Trish,

We all need things to look forward to, You are not alone. The Holidays can be a sad time. My family has dwindled down over the years but I am thankful that both my boys are here.
It is hard to lose a parent. This Christmas will be hard for Dorothy(DIL). Her mother's 58th BD was just the other day and it was very tough on her.

You are right in the fact that our loved one's are worshipping in person.

have a wonderful weekend/week ahead.

hugs,
Barb